Royal Icing

Royal Icing on Gingerbread Christmas Cookies.

Tips For Frosting Cookies With Royal Icing These cookies are iced with what is called Royal Icing.  It is very simple to make and use, with a few tips and handy tricks… 1 lb. (4 Cups) of sifted powdered sugar … continue reading . . .

Kelone’s Sweet Potato Crunch & Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

We dare you to make this Sweet Potato Crunch & Homemade Ice Cream Recipe! Let us know how it turns out! We’ve had this on deck for 2 years. We figured we should just go ahead and share it with … continue reading . . .

STAR Cocktail Recipe

Star Cocktail Photo in classic vintage glassware with apple a la mode.

Feel like a star with this classic cocktail recipe. STAR Cocktail Recipe (The Cocktail Book.  A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen. 1926.) This was published during the U.S. Prohibition, by John Hamilton Ltd. in London. (Note: the photo of the book … continue reading . . .

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookie B -

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting  This is a great easy cookie recipe for the holidays! After a big celebratory meal, light “cake-like” cookies are nicer than something rich and heavy. Enjoy! Pumpkin Cookies:  As always, first make yourself a … continue reading . . .

Date Bar Recipe

Date Bar

Date Bar Recipe This Date Bar Recipe was a childhood favorite, although the whole mix came in a box back then. I’ve attempted to recreate the recipe from scratch using Shield’s Date Crystals after visiting their gardens and shop recently … continue reading . . .

How To Cook A Turkey. Best Ever Turkey Recipe

Photo of a pile of opened cookbooks for EncinoMom.com by Lisa Keating.

The Best Turkey Recipe Is A Hybrid! It’s November first and I’m craving this already. Some years I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to prepare this turkey recipe. This is pretty simple and so delicious. Check back in a few days, … continue reading . . .

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies cooling on racks.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe I never really liked gingerbread cookies because they were always hard and had a bitterness to them. When a friend brought these in to our office in San Francisco, it was love at first bite. These cookies … continue reading . . .

Roasted Beet Dip

Roasted Beet Dip & Udi's baguette and tosted pizza crust points.

Roasted Beet Dip (served with baked Udi’s pizza crust and Udi’s Gluten Free Baguette) This dish was served to us as an appetizer while we were cooking up a storm in Studio City. This dip is such a beautiful color … continue reading . . .

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Interview & How-to Video

EncinoMom's Lisa Keating whipping up a Gluten Free appetizer at Cook LA

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Interview, How-to Video The EncinoMom Team visited the teaching kitchen at Studio City’s, CookLA. We cooked up and taste tasted recipes from Chef Liz Alexanian’s Gluten Free Sides and Appetizers menu. Products from Udi’s Gluten Free … continue reading . . .

Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans

Toffee Recipe for Christmas from Christopher Taylor EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Christmas Toffee Recipe With Pecans  By Christopher Taylor This toffee recipe comes from our wonderful neighbor in Minnesota, Mrs. Ruth, who makes this toffee each year for Christmas. It’s a favorite! One of her sister’s nieces makes it as gifts for … continue reading . . .

Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Gluten Free Stuffing from Udi's and Chef Liz Alexanian. Contest winner Jackie Akhurst pictured here.

Gluten-Free Caramelized Leeks and Herb Stuffing Recipe Recipe by Chef Liz Alexanian, Cook LA Gluten-Free for the holidays? Impossible you say? Think again. We had the opportunity to taste test a series of GF recipes developed by Chef Liz Alexanian … continue reading . . .

Christmas Cookie Icing Recipe and Decorating Tips

Christmas Cookie Decorations 4 - California Lifestyle Tips from EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Christmas Cookie Icing Recipe and Decorating Tips by Christopher Taylor PLAN AHEAD Give yourself plenty of time for decorating cookies! This is not something that can be done quickly. I find decorating to be extremely relaxing, and meditative. It’s the … continue reading . . .

Christmas Cookies

Kids making Cookie Cutter Christmas Cookies in Santa Hats.

Christmas Cookies – Basic Recipe By Christopher Taylor This is a very simple recipe that our family has used for over 40 years to make cut-out Christmas cookies that you can then decorate! I’m sure there are many variations of … continue reading . . .

Easy Caramel Recipe for Homemade Caramel Sauce

Home Made Caramel Sauce For Dipping Apples. Made in this tiny crock pot, recipe from EncinoMom.com.

Easy Caramel Recipe uses 1 ingredient! This homemade, easy caramel recipe is so simple, it’s scary. You only need 1 ingredient. I used a mini crock pot, but you can prepare this on top of the stove using a bit … continue reading . . .

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Photo of Better Than Boullion Chicken Stock From Amazon.com

Do you have a can of pumpkin purée rankling around in the cupboard? Here’s a quick tip for a warm and satisfying soup that makes up in a jiffy and takes the chill out of lunch on a winter’s day … continue reading . . .

Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe

Still video frame from How To Make Fast Fudge on California Living.

Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe, Make Today – Gift Tonight! You can make this in about 5 minutes. After 2 hours in the fridge, your fudge will be firm enough to cut, wrap and present as a gift! Talk about … continue reading . . .

Magical Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Photo of McCanns Oatmeal

This recipe for oatmeal transforms overnight from water and oats to a warm, filling, heart healthy breakfast your whole family will love. I embellish the recipe by substituting heavy cream for 1/4 cup of the water. The cream definitely reduces … continue reading . . .

Cranberry Smoothie Recipe

Photo of Cranberry Smoothie in red champagne flute with fresh mint garnish by EncinoMom.

Made with fresh cranberries, Greek yogurt, Agave syrup, ice, pure vanilla, a pinch of cloves, a dash of cinnamon and a spring of mint, this Cranberry Smoothie tastes just right the morning after a big holiday meal. … continue reading . . .

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